2022-07 Raynors HCA Auction
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FARRAGUT, David Glasgow (1801-1870) was a flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He was the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral in the United States Navy. He is remembered for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay usually paraphrased as "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" in U.S. Navy tradition. JENKINS, Thornton A. (1811-1893) was an officer in the United States Navy, who served during the Mexican–American War and the American Civil War. He later served as chief of the Bureau of Navigation and as president of the United States Naval Institute. Jenkins retired as a rear admiral. Autogrpah Letter Signed “D. G. Farragut, Admiral U.S. Navy” on the reverse of a letter written to President Grant by Naval Commodore Thorton Jenkins making application for appointment of his son Frank Thornton to the U.S. Naval Academy. Farragut writes to the Secretary of the Navy in part, “New York, March 9, 1869, I beg leave to refer this application of a son of Commodore Jenkins ... on account of the zeal, energy and fidelity with which the father performed his duties during the war ...” The Letter Signed by “Thorton A. Jenkins” on official Navy Department, Bureau of Navigation, Washington, March 5, 1869, to His Excellency U.S. Grant, President of the United States, 4pp., VG. In small part, Jenkins writes “My son Frank Thornton Jenkins .. is desirous of entering the Naval Academy ... My only claim to your favorable consideration is that I am an Officer of the Navy who ... endeavored always to the best of my ability, to do my duty ....”
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The Commodore Writes President Grant on Behalf of His Son - Farragut Approves

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Auction closed on Saturday, July 16, 2022.
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